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Visit Chapel Hill: A Popular Site for Small to Mid-Sized Meetings

Chapel Hill / Orange County Visitors Bureau

501 W. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

(919) 245-4323
Fax: (919) 968-2062

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Convention Center Location

Convention Center Summary

Total Meeting Rooms: 100   Distance from Airport: 17 miles
Total Meeting Space (sf): 60,000   Tax Rate (%): 13.75
Largest Ballroom Space (sf): 16,000   Relative Location: University
Metro Population: 138,000   MSA Rank: 101

Convention Center Description

While we do not have a convention center in Chapel Hill, we do offer over 100,000 sq. ft of meeting space at our hotels and unique venues. Here is a list of a few of our most popular venues and the meeting space size:

  • Aloft Hotel- 1,600 sq. ft.
  • The Carolina Inn- 14,000 sq. ft.
  • Chapel Hill University Inn- 2,432 sq. ft.
  • Courtyard by Marriott- 1,900 sq. ft.
  • The Franklin Hotel- 2,300 sq. ft.
  • Hampton In & Suites- 3,000 sq. ft.
  • Holiday Inn Express- 1,008 sq. ft.
  • Residence Inn Marriott- 1,970 sq. ft.
  • Sheraton- 16,000 sq. ft.
  • Siena- 3,475 sq. ft.

Other unique venues:

  • Friday Center- 25,000 sq. ft.
  • Carrboro Century Center- 4,926 sq. ft.
  • Extraordinary Ventures- 8,000 sq. ft.
  • North Carolina Botanical Gardens- 7,400 sq. ft.

Unique Differentiators

Why should you consider Chapel Hill for your next meeting?

 We can help you create a memorable experience in an exciting town!

  • Ranked #36- Best Places to Live (Money Magazine 9/14)
  • Ranked #1- 10 Most Exciting Places in North Carolina ( 6/14)
  • Ranked #3- 10 Most Exciting Small Cities in America (Business Insider 12/13)
  • America’s Top 25 Arts Destinations (American Style Magazine 9/10)
  • America’s Foodiest Small Towns (Bon Appetit 2008)


Chapel Hill is quickly emerging as a popular choice for small to medium sized meetings up to 400 because it is one of the few destinations that offer small town charm with big city flair. Affordable, accessible and convenient, Chapel Hill, North Carolina offers meeting friendly hotels from Four-Diamond, boutique and funky to limited service, providing a wide range of choices.  Raleigh/Durham International Airport is just 20 minutes from the heart of downtown. Chapel Hill is a mix of historic sites, unique gardens, wonderful museums, a vibrant downtown and home of the University of North Carolina.

Close-by Hotels

Hotel Miles/
Sleeping Rooms Phone Website
The Franklin Hotel 67 (919) 442-9000 Official Site
The Sienna Hotel 67 (919) 929-4000 Official Site
Hampton Inn & Suites 91 (919) 969-6988 Official Site
The Carolina Inn 185 (919) 933-2001 Official Site
Rizzo Conference Center 186 (919) 913-2098 Official Site

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